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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City has been and continues to work hard to do what it can to protect the community and staff, and is taking steps to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

In response to the lifting of the State Government’s transitional restrictions, City facilities will return to normal from 12.01am on Sunday 14 February.

This means restrictions such as the wearing of masks, four square metre capacity rule and 150 person capacity limit in venues will be lifted.

Requirements which were in place on 30 January 2021 will remain and registering attendance at facilities via the Safe WA app and manual contact registers will still be required.

The City would like to thank the community and staff for working hard to keep each other safe and we look forward to seeing you back at our facilities and events.

Please note: all information on this page is up-to-date at the time of publishing. We will continue to update this page periodically. 

For assistance translating COVID-19-related information into languages other than English, visit the WA Health Department website.

Facilities and Services

Customer Service

The City's customer service counters at the Civic Centre are operating the regular hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays.

Visitors are required sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register. 

Community members can also contact the City via phone on 9272 0622, email mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au or send a message via Facebook. 

 

Events and Community Engagement

The Family Favourites with Perth Symphony Orchestra event originally scheduled for Saturday 6 February has been rescheduled to Friday 12 March at Pat O'Hara Reserve, Morley.

Libraries

Morley Library, Bayswater Library and Maylands Library are all open.

Visitors are required to sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register. 

Library activities and events such as Storytime, Rhymetime and eLearning sessions will recommence on Monday 15 February.

Contact the libraries by phoning 9272 0980.

Bayswater Waves and The RISE

Bayswater Waves and The RISE are open.

All facilities and programs will return to normal from Sunday 14 February, except Learn to Swim classes at Bayswater Waves.

The Learn to Swim program will resume Monday 15 February. 

Visit www.bayswaterwaves.com.au for further information and bookings.

With the safety of our members and staff in mind, we’ll be regularly cleaning and sanitising all equipment and following strict social distancing guidelines. 

Visitors are required to sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register. 

 For more information about The RISE visit https://bayswaterrecreation.com.au/rise/  

Community Centres

The City's community centres in Bayswater and Morley are open and activities will resume from Monday 15 February.

Podiatry services and hairdressing are available. 

Visitors are required to sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register and observe social distancing requirements.

Contact registers at local businesses

The City’s Environmental Health Officers will support the State Government by checking contact registers at local businesses are kept up-to-date in line with State Government’s requirements.

 

 

Golf courses

Maylands Peninsula Golf Course and Embleton Golf Course are open.

Visitors are required to sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register. 

Waste collection services

Bin collections will continue as normal. 

Council and other meetings

Meetings have resumed in-person.will resume in-person observing social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Attendees are required to sign in using the SafeWA app or manual contact register. 

Deputations

If you wish to provide a deputation, please put it in writing and email it to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au by 1pm the day of the relevant meeting. If you wish to present verbally, please contact us. Find out about Deputations here.

Public Question Time 

Public Question Time submissions must be submitted in writing to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au by 1pm the day of the relevant meeting and will be read and answers provided after the meeting. Find out about Public Question Time here. 

If you wish to listen to the audio recordings of any Council Meetings you can do so here.

The City's budget

In June 2020, Council adopted a budget that will deliver $31 million in works to help stimulate the local economy without increasing rates.

Find out more here

Justice of the Peace

RAJWA's Justice of the Peace Service, hosted by the City, is currently unavailable.

Search for a Justice of the Peace in your area here

 

 

Working from home

If you're temporarily working from home because of the Coronavirus and your normal work place is not at home, you do not need a home office registration from the City.

A home office registration is required for people who are self-employed and work from home on a permanent basis. A home office registration is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting the home office registration form to the City via the link below: 

https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/development/business/business-approvals,-permits-and-guidelines/home-based-businesses

Home occupations and home businesses which entail customers coming to your property (eg. a home beauty business) still require planning approval.  For further information please contact the City's Development Approvals on 9272 0921.

Rangers and Security

The City's Rangers and Security team are operating as usual.

For the City's Ranger and Security please contact 9272 0972 during business hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 8am-4pm

For the City's 24/7 Security Watch service please call toll free 1300 360 333.

For enquiries regarding Graffiti please call 9272 0622 during office hours and 1300 360 333 after hours.

Playgrounds, skateparks, barbeques, sports courts and community exercise equipment

All playgrounds, community exercise equipment, barbeques, picnic areas, skateparks and tennis and basketball courts in the City of Bayswater are open.

Financial Hardship Policy

The City’s COVID Advisory Committee recently recommended Council adopt a Financial Hardship Policy that recognises the financial stress facing vulnerable ratepayers and provides flexibility in the payment of rates and service charges. The policy is part of the City’s longer term strategy to assist ratepayers and debtors who experience financial hardship. Find out more.

Mental Health and Community Support, Mental Health and Community Support

Local stimulus package

At a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 5 May 2020, Council adopted a $5.09 million local economic and social stimulus package aimed at fast tracking major projects, generating local employment and supporting community organisations to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Find out more

 

Buy in Baysie

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    Support for local businesses

    We understand the pressure this pandemic has put on local families and businesses and it is important we work together on our way out of this national health emergency.

    We've worked with local businesses to identify their needs, look at ways we can support them and provide information on how to access funding from the State and Federal government.

    We are committed to providing the support local businesses need to get back on their feet.

    To find out more about the City's support for local business, visit our business support page.

    Local Business Support

    COVID-19 Committee

    Council resolved to establish a COVID-19 Advisory Committee at a Special Council Meeting on 18 March 2020, to provide feedback from the local community and fast track decisions where necessary.

    Roadmap to Recovery

    Western Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been world leading. At the City of Bayswater, we have done our part by helping keep our staff and community safe, and essential services running.

    We are doing all we can to boost our local economy and support our community.

    View the City's response

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    To find out more about the Coronavirus visit:

    Information in languages other than English

    Click below to access information in languages other than English.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Multilingual Resource Library

    SBS languages portal

    Information in Easy English Support for people with a disability Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    Please visit the links below for information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

    Healthy WA

    Aboriginal Health Council of WA

    National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

    Information for older adults

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